Screening

Reel Thursday: Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (Memories of My Body), 2018

Thursday, 31 October
7.00pm - 9.30pm

Winner of UNESCO’s Cultural Diversity Award at the 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Indonesian auteur Garin Nugroho’s Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (Memories of My Body) dances through gender stereotypes, societal oppression and his homeland’s recent political history.

Java, 1980. Abandoned as a boy, Juno finds a new life with a traditional Lengger dance company, warming to its graceful movements while embracing its complicated approach to masculinity. In the group’s performances, male dancers take on female roles, opening Juno’s eyes to the fluidity of gender, sexuality and sensuality – and the struggle that can stem from being different, including within himself.

Lauded as a poetic ode to the human body by The Jakarta Post, the film is organised in conjunction with the exhibition, Pinaree Sanpitak: Fragmented Bodies: The Personal and The Public. Please note that this film is suitable for audience ages 21 and above. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Reel Thursday: Blade Runner (1982)

Thursday, 12 September
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Free admission only with an unused exhibition entry ticket

Based on the novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick. With Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Effects, Visual Effects. Copyright: © 1982 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

In the year 2019, the police department forces Rick Deckard out of retirement to hunt four genetically engineered humans who have come to earth – Blade Runners. Designed to do difficult, hazardous work, the manufactured humans are stronger, faster, and smarter than non-engineered humans. They feel no pain or remorse; they are almost indistinguishable from other humans… and they are killing people. Now Deckard must stop them before they kill again.

 

This film is organised in conjunction with the exhibition, “Takashi Murakami: From Superflat to Bubblewrap“.  Due to the limited capacity, please note that each customer is only allowed to book seats for up to 1 person only. Please arrive 15 minutes before the screening begins. If you are not present by 6.45pm, your seat will be released to the waiting list and/or walk-in visitors. Admission to the film screening can only be secured with an unused exhibition entry ticket. Exhibition entry tickets can be purchased at the gallery.

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Reel Thursday: Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Thursday, 29 August
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Free admission only with an unused exhibition entry ticket

©1995 Shirow Masamune/KODANSHA・BANDAI VISUAL・MANGA ENTERTAINMENT. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm in the mid-90’s, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent storyline. Veteran director Mamoru Oshii skillfully creates the ultimate anime experience in this futuristic masterpiece based on the groundbreaking comic book by Masamune Shirow.

 

This film is organised in conjunction with the exhibition, “Takashi Murakami: From Superflat to Bubblewrap“.  Due to the limited capacity, please note that each customer is only allowed to book seats for up to 1 person only. Please arrive 15 minutes before the screening begins. If you are not present by 6.45pm, your seat will be released to the waiting list and/or walk-in visitors. Admission to the film screening can only be secured with an unused exhibition entry ticket. Exhibition entry tickets can be purchased at the gallery.

 

 

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Reel Thursday: AKIRA (1988)

Thursday, 15 August
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Free admission only with an unused exhibition entry ticket

AKIRA (1988) is based on the graphic novel “Akira” by Katsuhiro Otomo; first published by “Young Magazine”, Kodansha Ltd. ©1988 MASH・ROOM/ AKIRA COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved.

 

In 1988, the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. World War III breaks loose. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, the leader of a group of young robust delinquents spends his nights tearing through the urban wastes, and tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project.

 

This film is organised in conjunction with the exhibition, “Takashi Murakami: From Superflat to Bubblewrap“.  Due to the limited capacity, please note that each customer is only allowed to book seats for up to 1 person only. Please arrive 15 minutes before the screening begins. If you are not present by 6.45pm, your seat will be released to the waiting list and/or walk-in visitors. Admission to the film screening can only be secured with an unused exhibition entry ticket. Exhibition entry tickets can be purchased at the gallery.

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Screening: Jellyfish Eyes (2013) by Takashi Murakami

Saturday, 27 July 2019
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Free with exhibition entry ticket

Image credits: ©️Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Jellyfish Eyes brings the fantastical creations of acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami to the screen. Having moved to a country town with his mother following the death of his father, young Masahi makes an unlikely friend: a flying jellyfish-like sprite that he nicknames Kurage-bo.

 

This film is organised in conjunction with the exhibition, “Takashi Murakami: From Superflat to Bubblewrap“.Due to the limited capacity, please note that each customer is only allowed to book seats for up to 1 person only. Please arrive 15 minutes before the screening begins. If you are not present by 6.45pm, your seat will be released to the waiting list and/or walk-in visitors. Admission to the film screening can only be secured with an unused exhibition entry ticket. Exhibition entry tickets can be purchased at the gallery.

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Reel Thursday: The Mission (1986)

Thursday, 13 June
7.00pm - 9.15pm

When the Portuguese government wants to capture the South American natives for slave labour, a Jesuit priest try to protect the tribe against the danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Incredibly moving and uplifting, The Mission (1986) is an award-winning classic that has greatly impacted the practice of our exhibiting artist, Manuel Ocampo.

 

Reel Thursday is a series of films organised in conjunction with the exhibition, “Manuel Ocampo: Ideological Mash-Up/Remix”. Free admission. RSVP: Facebook | Email

 

© Goldcrest Films. All Rights Reserved.

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Reel Thursday: Manuel Ocampo: God Is My Copilot (1999)

Thursday, 30 May
7.00pm - 8.15pm

“A documentary about identity politics in the contemporary art world, it follows the young artist as he tries to transcend the identity box he has painted himself into… It offers a rare view of how multiculturalism is bought and sold among the art world’s elite.” – City Projects 

 

Born in the Philippines, Ocampo came to Los Angeles in the early 80’s where he worked at a Foto-Mat booth and as a cook at McDonald’s before selling his first painting. His paintings, for which he became well-known, conjured the pathology of the colonized psyche. These works became largely popular with wealthy white collectors, art critics and dealers. The film thus chronicles his rise to popularity, his mistrust of the art world that embraced him, and his efforts to recast himself as a post-identitarian artist.

 

Reel Thursday is a series of films organised in conjunction with the exhibition, “Manuel Ocampo: Ideological Mash-Up/Remix”. Free admission. RSVP: Facebook | Email

 

© Track 16. All Rights Reserved.

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Reel Thursday: Pollock (2000)

Thursday, 2 May
7.00pm - 9.15pm

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: “Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?”

 

Both directed by and starring Ed Harris in the title role, Pollock examines the famous artist from his early roots in the New York art scene, his quick rise to international stardom and his subsequent, self-inflicted downfall.

 

Reel Thursday is a series of films organised in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Jason Martin: Meta physical“. Free admission. RSVP: Facebook | Email

 

© 2000 Brant-Allen Films and Zeke Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Reel Thursday: The Silence of Mark Rothko (2016)

Thursday, 4 April 2019
7.00pm - 8.00pm

Painter Mark Rothko is best known for imposing canvases that eschew representation in favor of pure color and texture—using them to express fundamental human emotions. The Silence of Mark Rothko lingers on paintings and locations – using architectural shots, interiors and streetscapes, to link Rothko’s paintings to the world he inhabited.

 

Featuring works from his early mythological period, his classic color field paintings, his later Black on Grey pieces, and the Rothko Chapel in Houston, the film is a unique artistic biography that provides a heightened level of intimacy and familiarity with its subject’s work through carefully chosen visuals and interviews.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of films organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Jason Martin: Meta physical“.

 

Free admission.

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Reel Thursday: Tan Pin Pin: IN TIME TO COME (2017)

Thursday, 21 February 2019
7.00pm - 8.15pm

Set in Singapore, IN TIME TO COME follows the ritualistic exhuming of an old state time capsule, and the compilation of another.

 

As enigmatic remnants of life from 25 years ago emerge – a bottle of water from the Singapore River, a copy of Yellow Pages – today’s selection of items are carefully primed for the future to decode. Interwoven are carefully composed shots of moments we rarely think to preserve: the in-between minutes of daily life spent waiting, shot in locales as diverse as the lush jungle to a residential district subdued with haze.

 

This picture of Singapore is both lovely and startlingly strange, already slipping beyond the present its inhabitants struggle to hold in their hands. Like the time capsules in the film, this film itself is a vessel that transports us through past, present and future, a prism through which we glimpse alternate realities. The latest movie gifted by observer Tan Pin Pin takes its thematic DNA from her previous bold, intelligent work, but leads its audience into uncharted cinematic territory.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of films organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Soo Pieng: Master of Composition”. Responding to our current exhibition where Cheong Soo Pieng’s modern depictions of local peoples and landscapes are featured, this edition of Reel Thursdays aims to partake in a similar conversation: of how locality in our region is depicted in contemporary times.

 

Admission is free with limited seating.

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Reel Thursday: Alexander Calder (1998)

Thursday, 11 October 2018
7.00pm - 8.00pm

Being a definitive portrait of the inventor of the mobile, the documentary shows Calder at work in his studio, and features never-before-seen archival films and photographs. Directed and produced by Roger Sherman, it includes contemporary shooting of dozens of works, seen as Calder meant them to be viewed: in dynamic motion.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of documentaries organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Aaron Curry: Fragments from a Collective Unity“.

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Reel Thursday: After Modernism: The Dilemma of Influence (1992)

Thursday, 6 September 2018
7.00pm - 8.30pm

Disciplines, cultures and artists previously excluded from privileged canons have become an ever-expanding field of activity and influence. Anything or anyone is fair game. Meaning is no longer fixed, context is everything. Directed by Michael Blackwood and produced by Michael Blackwood Productions, the film looks at how modernism is richer and more complex than previously considered.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of eight feature documentaries organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosensquist“.

Screening

Reel Thursday: Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami (2013)

Thursday, 30 August 2018
7.00pm - 8:45pm

A Takashi Murakami film that brings the fantastical creations of the acclaimed artist to the screen. Having moved to a country town with his mother following the death of his father, young Masahi (Takuto Sueoko) makes an unlikely friend: a flying jellyfish-like sprite that he nicknames Kurage-bo.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of eight feature documentaries organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosensquist“.

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Reel Thursday: Soup Cans and Superstars (2015)

Thursday, 23 August 2018
7.00pm – 8.00pm

In this BBC production, Alastair Sooke brings fresh perspectives on Pop Art and tracks down its pioneers from American artists to British godfathers Peter Blake and Allen Jones. Sooke travels to China to discover Pop Art’s relevance in today’s globalised, internet age, with a new generation of artists reinventing it for the 21st century.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of eight feature documentaries organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosensquist“.

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Reel Thursday: Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back (2016)

Thursday, 16 August 2018
7.00pm – 8:30pm

Directed by Maura Axelrod, the film features Maurizio Cattelan’s disruptive and indelible career as the art world prankster of our time. Cattelan turned heads with playful, subversive works until a retrospective at the Guggenheim cemented his place in the contemporary art canon. Who is Maurizio Cattelan?

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of eight feature documentaries organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosensquist“.

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Reel Thursday: Andy Warhol (1987)

Thursday, 2 August 2018
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Campbell Soup Cans, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol’s blond wig and eccentric lifestyle were his trademarks. Designer, artist, filmmaker, music producer and publisher – to some he was a genius, to others a shallow epigone. This Kim Evans film portrays the controversial phenomenon and human ‘total artwork’ that was Warhol.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of eight feature documentaries organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosensquist“.

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Reel Thursday: Jasper Johns – Ideas in Paint (1989)

Thursday, 26 July 2018
7.00pm – 8:30pm

Jasper Johns revolutionised the American scene and became a forerunner of Pop Art and Minimalism. Rounding up his working methods, aims and career, the film by Rick Tejada-Flores features curators, critics and people from his entourage including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Leo Castelli.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of eight feature documentaries organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosensquist“.

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Reel Thursday: Robert Rauschenberg – Retrospective (1997)

Thursday, 19 July 2018
7.00pm – 8.00pm

‘Painting relates to both art and life… I try to act in that gap between the two.’ The film traces Rauschenberg’s diverse output and extraordinary accomplishments of integrating two- and three-dimensional elements within his unconventional works. Directed by Michael Blackwood, produced by Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of eight feature documentaries organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosensquist“.

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Reel Thursday: Who Gets to Call it Art? (2006)

Thursday, 12 July 2018
7.00pm – 8:30pm

Meet New York’s art scene of the 60s and the man who made it Pop! Centred on curator Henry Geldzahler, the Peter Rosen film looks at the birth of modern American art through rare footages and interviews with David Hockney, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist, amongst others.

Reel Thursdays is a series of eight feature documentaries organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: “Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosensquist“.

Screening

Screening of Jellyfish Eyes (2013) by Takashi Murakami

Saturday, August 24 2019
3.00pm – 5.00pm

Jellyfish Eyes brings the fantastical creations of acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami to the screen. Having moved to a country town with his mother following the death of his father, young Masahi makes an unlikely friend: a flying jellyfish-like sprite that he nicknames Kurage-bo.

 

This film is organised in conjunction with the exhibition, “Takashi Murakami: From Superflat to Bubblewrap“.

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Screening: Killing Fields (1984)

Wednesday, 9 May 2018
7.00pm – 8:30pm

A multiple Oscar nominated, critically-acclaimed box office hit, this biographical drama addresses the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.

Sydney Schanberg is the foreign correspondent of the New York Times in 1973 covering the civil war in Cambodia. With the help of local translator and friend Dith Pran, who provides him with inside information, they report the tragedy of the conflict, leading to Dith Pran’s capture by the communist Khmer Rouge and his ultimate sentence to the brutal ‘re-education’ labour camp.

 

Some coarse language and violent scenes. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Screening: Frameworks: Images of a Changing World (2012)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
7.00pm – 8:30pm

“Frameworks” is a quest for the meaning and scope of images. Bombarded by thousands of images every day, are we still able to truly see them, especially those of conflict and its aftermath?

 

From the seemingly endless ocean of images, Helen Doyle has chosen the work of several photographers and visual artists who force us to look deeper at the outside world and at ourselves: the visual poetry of Lana Šlezić in Afghanistan, Philip Blenkinsop’s almost unbearable imagery of Asia, Alfredo Jaar’s monumental installations, Paolo Ventura’s miniature re-enactments of war, the photographs of storyteller Stanley Greene in war zones and those of Geert van Kesteren in Irak, with his vision of citizen journalism.

 

Contains images of military-related violence and nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Screening: Sol Lewitt by Chris Teerink (2012)

Friday, 2 March 2018
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Despite his success and being one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Sol LeWitt didn’t want to become an art personality, refused prices, didn’t want his picture to be taken and hardly ever gave interviews. The film SOL LEWITT, directed by Chris Teerink, is not a biography, the work itself is the point of departure. The beauty of his work raises the question where the conceptual principles end, and where the quest for beauty begins. ‘Conceptual artists leap to conclusions, logic cannot reach’, we hear LeWitt say in a rare audio-interview from 1974. ‘I really believe that art is not something that’s laid down as frosting on the cake of society. I think that aesthetics and ethics are really very much the same kind of thing’.

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Screening: Beyond Time: William Turnbull (2011)

Wednesday, 7 February 2018
7.00pm – 8:10pm

Beyond Time is a journey into the life and work of artist William Turnbull, from his modest roots as the son of a Dundee shipyard engineer to his standing as one of the world’s most highly regarded modern sculptors.

 

A cast of distinguished contributors including Anthony Gromley, Peter Blake and Nicolas Serota explore Turnbull’s formative experiences as a wartime pilot in the Far East, followed by a galvanising spell in Paris with contemporary masters such as Picasso, Brancusi, Leger and Giacometti. Returning to London at the beginning of the 1950s, Turnbull co-founded the Independent Group with Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi, widely regarded as a precursor to the Pop Art movement.

 

The film also examines his popularity in North America, and friendships with Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. Secretive and somewhat mysterious, William Turnbull went on to enjoy a hugely successful career as a sculptor, painter and printmaker.

 

The film includes a segment on artist Kim Lim, his wife, and the impact she had on him.

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Reel Thursday: The Human Scale (2013)

Thursday, 26 October 2017
7.00pm – 8:20pm

“Who are we, how do we live, and where are we going as a species? And can we even do a damn thing about it?”

 

Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard, the film questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people at the centre of our planning. Inspired by the Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl, who has studied human behaviour and argues for a rebuilding of a city that takes into account human inclusion and intimacy, THE HUMAN SCALE meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe for their observations and input, providing possible solutions.

 

“I am interested in people. I am interested in the way we organize ourselves in society. How we work, sleep, make love, fight or talk. I am interested in the constructions behind the way we live our lives. What makes us happy? What makes us sad and depressed? What makes us choose to buy two cars, rather than a raft? What is our human nature, and can we improve our lives? With ‘The Human Scale’ I want to portray the way we live in cities today, and how our social nature and habits are connected to the physical habitat we live in. The human being within the built environment, so to speak. The Danish architect Jan Gehl and the people inspired by him work with people rather than buildings. The space between the buildings, as they call it… Architectural films usually focus on the bricks and mortar. They are beautiful and aesthetic depictions of the work of great architects. But they are also dead. I wanted this film to make the human being visible, as a creature within it’s habitat. Within bricks and mortar. I wanted to create a kaleidoscopic image and sound scape, where the audience can participate in a sort of meditation on modern life.” – Andreas M. Dalsgaard

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Screening: Hockney – Joiner Photographs (1982)

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Directed by Don Featherstone, the film focuses on Hockney’s iconic approach to perspective, one that was greatly informed by his explorations with the Cubist-inspired photo-collage. It reveals his radical approaches towards space and time and gives insight into his embracement of photographic technologies, cementing him as a provocative and relevant figure in a contemporary context. Seating is limited to first-come, first-served basis.

 

Contains some nudity and sexual content; viewer discretion is advised.

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Screening: A Day on the Grand Canal (Haas & Hockney) (1988)

Saturday, 5 August 2017
3.00pm – 3:50pm

Join David Hockney as he assumes the role of an art teacher and journey through China via a spectacular 72-foot 17th century Chinese scroll by Wang Hui (1632-1717) depicting Emperor Kangxi’s tour of his empire. The illustrious British artist provides an articulate analysis into the way the scroll was painted and how it differs from a later one executed after the introduction of Western perspective into Chinese art. Accompanied by Hockney’s fascinating narration, the film subtly reveals as much about Hockney’s own work as it does about the scrolls.

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Screening: The Mystery of Picasso (1956)

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
7.00pm – 8:15pm

Director Henri-Georges Clouzot joined forces with his friend Picasso to make an entirely new kind of art documentary – one that captured the moment and the mystery of creativity.

 

For the film, the master created 20 artworks – ranging from playful black-and-white sketches to widescreen colour paintings that Clouzot was able to film from the reverse side, capturing their creation in real time. By contract, almost all of these paintings were destroyed when the film was completed.

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Screening: Hockney (2016)

Saturday, 1 July 2017
3.00pm – 5.00pm

HOCKNEY is the definitive exploration of one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and films, resulting in a frank and unparalleled visual diary of his long life. Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide.

 

“It’s been said that there was something of the holiday about David Hockney, that, despite personal loss, he sees the world with holiday eyes, as if for the first time. I wanted to capture this attitude without taking away the mystery and magic of a great artist.” Randall Wright

 

HOCKNEY is a Blakeway and Fly Film Production for BFI, BBC Arts, Screen Yorkshire, British Film Company and the Smithsonian Channel.

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Screening: “The Art of Looking” by John Berger (2016)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
7.00pm – 8.00pm

”The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.” – John Berger

Realised as a portrait in works and collaborations, this creative documentary takes a different approach to biography, with Berger leading in his favourite role of the storyteller.

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Screening: Surrealism (2012)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
7.00pm – 8.00pm

In 1924 André Breton published the “Surrealist Manifesto”, a written constitution of a movement which drew on Sigmund Freud’s psychoanlaysis, espousing a higher reality of the subconscious and a world of dreams. Directed by Reiner E. Moritz, this documentary zooms in on five selected masterpieces by artists of this movement, who gave form to ideas in their own unique way – from Joan Miró’s world of symbolism and colour to Yves Tanguy’s ‘landscape of the soul’ and Salvador Dali’s tangible dreamscapes. Other artists featured in the film include Man Ray and Paul Delvaux.

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Screening: Magritte: Day & Night (2009)

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
7.00pm – 8.00pm

“Every visible thing hides something else which is visible.”

Directed by Henri de Gerlache, the film examines the life of the exceptional painter Magritte, who explores the relationship between objcts and their representation in his art, with a view of giving new meanings to familiar objects.

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Screening: Sandcastle (2010)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017
7.00pm – 8:30pm

Written and directed by local filmmaker Boo Junfeng, Sandcastle (2010) follows the journey of eighteen-year-old En whose personal memories of love, loss, familial complexities and his own impending conscription finds its place within the collective memory of Singapore. Issues of the individual as well as national identity are explored.

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Screening: Flying Paper (2013)

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
7.00pm – 8:30.pm

Flying Paper is an award-winning documentary on the story of Palestinian children in Gaza engaged in the fascinating culture of kite making and flying. The film follows Musa, a charismatic teenaged kite-maker in the village of Seifa, and Abeer an aspiring young journalist in the Jabalya refugee camp. They join a remarkable quest, along with thousands of other children, to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.

“We hope this film will showcase the creative voices of Palestinian youth, one that American and global audiences so critically need to hear amidst the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and the recent youth movements for change occurring across the region.” – Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill, Co-Directors of Flying Paper

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Thursday Screening: Between the Folds (2008)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016
7.00pm – 8.00pm

THE SCIENCE OF ART.
THE ART OF SCIENCE.

This award-winning documentary by Green Fuse Films chronicles the stories of ten fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who forge unconventional lives as modern-day paper folders. As they converge on the unlikely medium of origami, these artists and scientists reinterpret the world in paper, and bring forth a bold mix of sensibilities towards art, expressiveness, creativity and meaning. Together they demonstrate the innumerable ways that art and science come to bear as we struggle to understand and honour the world around us – as artists, scientists, creators, collaborators, preservers, and simply curious beings.

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Screening: Paul Klee, The Silence of the Angel (2005)

Wednesday,3 August 2016
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Cited as Zao Wou-Ki’s greatest artistic influences, Paul Klee revolutionised the traditional concept of composition and the use of colour like his contemporaries Kandinsky and Delaunay. Klee questions forms, lines and colours. He listens to nature, to the sciences of his time, to music and poetry, creating a language made of signs that is founded on movement, rhythm, as well as on oppositions and tensions. The film by Michael Gaumnitz, is a sacred journey into the universe of an architect of colours, one of the great painters of the 20th century.

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Screening: The Silence of Rothko (2014)

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
7.00pm – 8.00pm

What lies hidden behind the imposing coloured planes in Mark Rothko’s paintings? Filmmaker Marjoleine Boonstra wanders through the life and work of Rothko and visualizes his sources of inspiration in an attempt to bring the artist closer to us.  ()

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Screening: Zao Wou-Ki (1994)

Saturday, 9 July 2016
3.00pm – 4.00pm

On loan from a private collection, “Zao Wou-Ki: No Boundaries” will feature a selection of lithographs, ink works, watercolours and paintings by the French-Chinese artist Zao Wou-Ki. The exhibition will showase his strength and versatility as an artist who straddled two traditions to produce seminal works of great art historical significance and value. Zao Wou-Ki (b. 1920 – 2013) is regarded as one of the foremost Chinese contemporary artists of the 20th century, his paintings, a legacy that unites the cultures and aesthetic visions of France and China on a painterly surface, shaping avant-garde art in postwar Europe.

 

The 1994 film features an interview between Michel Ragon and Zao Wou-Ki that provides some insight into his life and art, in particular his painting practice, with a sequence on prints—a good supplement to the exhibition’s niche offering of print works.

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Screening: Raffaello (2017)

Wednesday, 30 March 2016
7.00pm – 9.00pm

Within two decades, Raphael rose to become the
Renaissance Prince of Painters and chief architect of St
Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Aged 25 and highly talented, he
entered the services of Pope Julius II, for whom he
painted masterworks such as The School of Athens or the
Sistine Madonna. They are proof of his ability to lend
poetic form to the ideas of his age with the highest artistic
quality. Within the historical setting of the time, the three
parts of this film take us to Urbino, Perugia, Florence and
Rome, paying a visit to the painterly and architectonic
oeuvre of the man they called, “the Divine” and who for
centuries embedded the ideal of the artist.

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Screening: Our City Dreams (2008)

Wednesday, 24 February 2016
7pm

A “lyrical documentary about the intersection of location and imagination” (New York Times), this film is an invitation to visit the creative spaces of five women artists, their triumphs and challenges, and their journey towards New York, the city they now call home. Featuring artists Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Ghada Amer and Swoon.

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Screening: 1000 Masterworks – Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012)

Wednesday, 2 December 2015
7pm

Directed by Reiner E. Moritz, “1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World” is one of the most successful TV series about art. Well-known authors of five short art surveys take us on a fascinating journey through the history of art, providing a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. This documentary features MoMA in New York, the first choice for aficionados of modern and contemporary art. The MoMA presents here an astonishing range of modern art, including key works such as Jasper John’s “Flag” (1954-55), Umberto Boccioni’s “Farewells” (1911) and Joan Miró’s “Dutch Interior I” (1928).

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Screening: “In Mondrian’s Studio” (2010)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015
7pm

This captivating film retraces the intellectual and human process that led Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) to geometric abstraction, the highly characteristic style that made him one of the major figures of the international artistic avant-garde. Initially influenced by Cubism, Mondrian invented an original universal language of geometric shapes and primary colours in the early 1920s. Filmed in the exact replica of his studio in Paris, this docu-fiction brings Mondrian back to life. It portrays the man who was passionate about dance and jazz and recalls his artistic path, from his first realist works to his mystical years.

 

Screening

Screening: Anish Kapoor (2010)

Wednesday, 30 September 2015
7pm

Here’s something to do Wednesday evening. Catch “The World According to Kapoor” – a film by Heinz Peter Schwerfel with us. Admission is free. So is the popcorn.

A multicultural magician, an aesthetic perfectionist, and an engineer of the impossible, sculptor Anish Kapoor thrives on new artistic and technical challenges, such as his enormous inflatable structure with which he took over the Grand Palais in Paris at the Monumenta 2011 exhibition. Kapoor, who was born in India but has lived in England since the 1970s, is an enchanting artist – his enormous mirrors capture the clouds, his pigment miniatures are sculptures of monochrome colour, and his wall hangings pull us into a sublime void.

This documentary recounts the world according to Kapoor, via a journey, from his London studios to the permanent installations of Chicago and Naples, to exhibitions in Bilbao, Mumbai and Delhi. The artist is given the opportunity to talk personally about his perpetual quest for new forms, which are always deeply moving.

Screening

Screening: The Last Art Film (2012)

Wednesday, 26 August 2015
7.00pm – 8:20pm

Directed by Jake Auerbach. This is a firm about art;not the history of art or the academic study of art or the fluctuations in the art market or the latest exhibition but it is about what starts artist off and what keeps them going. It’s about instinct, temperaments and practicalities, about perseverance. About how work occurs and how, from working life to working life, art is passed on. With Michael Landy, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, Grayson Perry, Celia Paul, Jake Tilson, Michael Craig-Martin, Allen Jones, Tom, Philips, Paula Rego, Frank Auerbach, Joe Tilson and more.

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Screening: David Hockney (1997)

Wednesday, 5 August 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for our second mid-week screening: David Hockney – Pleasures of the Eye (1997).

Hockney’s work has shown him to be one of the most versatile and influential artists of our time. The British artist invites the observer to take a visual stroll through his paintings and explore the dimensions of time and space. In communicating a new sense of the space-time continuum, he injects the medium of photography with entirely new and living components. His sensuous theatre sets make us hear music with our eyes and see colours with our ears. The documentary filmmaker Gero von Böhm paints a memorable portrait of a fascinating artist, whose work allows all of us to see the magic in the small and seemingly insignificant details of everyday life.

Screening

Screening: Roy Lichtenstein (1991)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015
7.00pm

Kick back with this documentary screening on the life of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). Filmed in New York, this profile centres on a rare interview with the influential American artist who became famous in the 1960s for his enormously enlarged frames from comic strips. It surveys the work he went on to produce, which confirmed his position as one of the world’s foremost contemporary artists, and shows him at work on a painting. The late Leo Castelli, the dealer who launched Lichtenstein’s career, is among the contributors to the programme.